J.V. Siva Prasanna Kumar

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Age does not wither the Kirk’s beauty

Originally established to serve Scottish soldiers stationed in erstwhile Madras about 200 years ago, the towering and magnificent edifice of the St. Andrew’s church is still a sight to behold.

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Inexpensive food testing labs shortly

With the government deciding to strictly enforce Food Safety & Standards Act and MNC food testing labs remaining expensive, the hospitality industry has decided to go the extra mile in ensuring qualit

She blessed Adi Shankara, Shivaji

The Kalikambal temple not only has the sanctity of the two Pancha Bhootha Sthalams, Kanchipuram and Tiruvannamalai, but it is also seeped in religious history and is a part of Chennai.

The temple, a

State to distribute PDAs to agriculture department

In an effort to collect accurate data, particularly to record biometric observations for effective management of crop and food-grain productivity, the state government has proposed to distribute Perso

Goddess keeps lotus eye on devotees’ health


Mylapore, which is rife with religious activities and houses several temples, has a unique shrine dedicated to a Goddess who is said to cure people affected with eye defects.

This famous temple in M

Get Jupiter’s blessings at Tiruvalleeswarar temple

One can be forgiven for thinking that this ancient temple is just another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

But the Tiruvalleeswarar temple at Padi here, said to be about 1,000 years old, is a Guru Pa

Audio, video guide services soon at Mamallapuram


Tourists visiting Mamallapuram can hope to get a deeper insight into the architecture, culture and history of the timeless monuments and tourist spots at this world heritage site through audio and vid

Maritime museum soon at Mamallapuram


A submarine is all set to be stationed on a special platform just off the Mamallapuram beach and its famous shore temple as a tourist attraction. In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, the

Battle begins for heritage tag

It might not come as a surprise if the 11th century Pallava-era Sri Kailasanathar temple in Kancheepuram grabs international attention for being one of the most treasured cultural sites. Or if the Kak

His enchanting smile captivates onlookers


Krishna Janmashtami, always floods one’s memories with the tales of the mischievous and lovable little Sri Krishna. His image adorns almost every household.

The Sri Sowmya Damodara Perumal temple at

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